Number of Beneficiaries

TRICARE serves approximately 9.6 million beneficiaries around the world.

The chart below shows the breakdown of how many beneficiaries are using which TRICARE health plan option.

5.2 million

TRICARE Prime, which includes:

  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Prime Overseas
  • TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
  • Active Duty Service Members - 1.45 million
  • Active Duty Family Members - 1.7 million
  • Activated Guard/Reserve Members - 200,000 
  • Activated Guard/Reserve Family Members - 184,000
  • Retired Service Members - 610,000
  • Retired Family Members - 995,000
  • Survivors - 45,000
132,000 US Family Health Plan
276,000 TRICARE Reserve Select
3,900 TRICARE Retired Reserve
33,000

TRICARE Young Adult

  • Prime Option - 20,000
  • Standard Option - 13,000
2.0 million TRICARE Standard and Extra
2.0 million

TRICARE For Life

  • TRICARE For Life only - 1.8 million
  • TRICARE For Life + TRICARE Plus - 156,000
  • TRICARE For Life + US Family Health Plan - 39,000
79,000 Beneficiaries who are age 65 and older, but not eligible for TRICARE For Life
186,000

Using TRICARE Plus*

  • TRICARE Plus + TRICARE For Life: 156,000
  • TRICARE Plus + TRICARE Standard and Extra: 30,000

*TRICARE Plus is a special program allowing beneficiaries who cannot or do not enroll in a Prime option to receive primary care at military hospitals and clinics. >>Learn More

Last Updated 11/4/2013